Cooking is a passion of mine. It’s a must for me to have amazing kitchen tools to prepare my meals, and cookware to cook those fabulous homemade meals in. Recently, I’ve started my venture into baking. I have a genuine interest in making yummy goodies for my family and friends. I can bake, but not from scratch. Cooking I can do from scratch. I’m always looking for innovative products to make cooking easier for me. I’ve recently started using silicone utensils, and I have to say I love them. They are non-stick which is a must in cooking and baking but this also makes them easier to clean. They also don’t rust like aluminum pans, kind of like my muffin tins, which I just replaced with silicone. One pan I have wanted to replace for a long time now is my loaf pan. Meatloaf is our favorite dinner, and I’m always making some type of bread. Earthy Crunchy Mama has helped me make this transition by sending me a silicone loaf pan to review. I have heard of Earthy Crunchy Mama throughout the blogosphere with their organic cloth diapers and baby carriers, and had no idea they carried other products for the home. They are committed to providing us the best high quality products which are hand selected by them. We are all looking for ways to be a little greener, and so were they.
“Earthy Crunchy Mama is the realization of a dream I never knew I had. I was never a very “earthy crunchy” person. You would never have caught me at an environmental rally, forgoing meat or passing on pampers in favor of cloth. Then I had Cole and everything changed. He was born with, Progressive Infantile Scoliosis, a rare spinal deformity. When he was diagnosed I realized that although some things, like his scoliosis, were out of my control, there was lots I could do to ensure he grew up healthy. This was the start of my transformation in to an Earthy Crunchy Mama.”
I was sent the Orka Silicone Loaf Pan in an appealing raspberry color to review and immediately used it. After washing it I prepared a meatloaf meal and placed it in the loaf pan. I always get a little nervous using silicone because if the product doesn’t work, well a disaster could happen. This silicone loaf pan is heat resistant up to 480 degrees. The meatloaf came out beautiful. There were no burnt edges like my aluminum or glass pan would do, and it cooked nice and even.
Hubby did dishes after dinner and was thrilled no scrubbing or soaking was needed. He says it cleaned easily so I really needed to try out baking something so I could wash it myself. Remember, my amazing lemon blueberry bread that sat inside that pretty pink silicone loaf pan?
Yes that is my new silicone pan and again it did a beautiful job and not burning my bread (I have a problem burning baked goods) but I finally think my solution is silicone! The bread came out easily as well. This pan is 100% pure silicone, non-stick, stain resistant, microwave, oven and freezer safe. How convenient is that for us busy moms looking for versatile cookware? It also won’t break if you drop it accidentally, meaning kids can help in the kitchen more. The handles are rigid for easy grasp. A product I highly recommend to anyone. Next up I’ll definitely be purchasing the silicone steam cooker.
Earthy Crunchy Mama has earth friendly products which are affordable, and make it easy for us to choose by selecting only the products they believe are the best. I know natural products can become overwhelming with the abundance of products that are out there, so it’s great to have a site like Earthy Crunchy Mama to help us pick and choose the best products there are.
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